Scripture for Today: Psalm 33:10-11 “The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purpose of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purpose of His heart through all generations.”
Over the years I have enjoyed my walks in the vineyards above our house. They climbed the hills and afforded views of Guebwiller and surrounding villages below. But further up, the crest of these hills is covered by a forest. I never saw all of the forest at once. It circled the crest of those hills for quite a distance and to see it in its entirety, I would need to see it from a higher viewpoint. I could not see the forest for the trees!
Our verse for today gives a perspective that is eternal. The Lord allows a glimpse of the entire forest. His plans and purposes will prevail despite the individual “tree” that blocks our view. I can get discouraged when I focus on the details of my own sin and failures. But focusing on my little life is like seeing only an individual tree. He has a plan and purpose for the entire world. Certainly, if He can order and carry out His plan for nations, He can bring about His purpose in my life as well.
What is His purpose? Ultimately, it is not about me, but about Him and His glory. I am here on this earth to contribute my small part to reflecting His glory. I am one small tree in a forest lifting up my branches to praise His name! I am part of His bigger plan and purpose that stands firm throughout the ages! What an incredible privilege!
Thank you Lord, for allowing me to be part of the big picture of what You are doing!